“Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have broken up!” This was the news that greeted us when we checked our Twitter feed at 11PM on Saturday night, backstage at our weekly improv show. Even our hipster friends whose celebrity knowledge doesn’t extend far beyond Animal Collective were busy hashtagging #Brangelinabreakup, so we knew something fishy was up. Turns out shady British paper News Of The World had just dropped an exclusive story, claiming that the A-List pair were in the middle of a pow-wow with lawyers hashing out the details of splitting up their family and their $300+ million fortune.
NOTW is not a very reputable rag (The National Enquirer it is NOT) but for some reason, the web went for it. Twitter had a melt down, Gawker predicted the Brang-pocalypse, Perez Hilton did some actually reporting for once, and Brad and Angelina’s people got a late-night wake up call and began working overtime denying the story. By early Sunday morning, every major news outlet was reporting the reps’ denial, with sources saying that the tale was “total b.s.”
People, Us Weekly, E! Online and TMZ have all drank the P.R. kool-aid and are claiming the rumors are bogus, but we’re not completely convinced, especially with other stories out there of the couple fighting at dinner a few weeks ago and spending time apart this weekend. What do you think? [Photo: GettyImages]
Kate Moss has led a relatively tame personal life since breaking up with drug-addled bad boy Pete Doherty. She has quietly been dating musician Jamie Hince for the past two years and now sources are claiming the pair is engaged.
Moss turned 36 this past weekend, and a friend tells the New York Daily News that Hince flew to meet her in Mustique, where she was working, to surprise her with an engagement ring. “It was the first time they had been alone together in quite a while and it was extremely emotional. Kate and Jamie are in a very good place, they already live together and this is the next step to settling down for good,” the friend told the paper. In addition to Doherty, Moss has previously dated Johnny Depp and journalist Jefferson Hack (who is father to Kate’s 7-year-old daughter Lila Grace). If we were friends with Kate and Jamie, we’d surely buy them a celebratory pack of smokes, the one accessory neither is ever without.
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Precious star Mariah Carey and her umbrella holder husband, Nick Cannon, share a loving moment together on the Golden Globes red carpet. [Photo: GettyImages]
As devoted fans of Project Runway know, Heidi Klum is never not pregnant. Klum and husband Seal keep cranking out adorably photogenic babies but more importantly, they are devoted to making their marriage work above all else. Klum (who has officially taken Seal’s last name, Samuel) said that the key to making the relationship work is to only have eyes for her husband. “I don’t flirt. It’s disrespectful to your husband,” Heidi told InStyle magazine (via People). “I would never do that. I’m very devoted, and he’s the same.” Also, when your only male coworkers are Michael Kors and Tim Gunn, it’s easy not to flirt.
The couple also renews their wedding vows every year to really hammer that love home, and other celebrity couples have taken notice. Recently when Fergie and Josh Duhamel renewed their own wedding vows, Duhamel admitted he stole the idea. “We got the idea from Heidi Klum and Seal. They do that and she’s like, ‘I want to do that!’ I thought it was a great idea and why not?” he said.
We think Heidi and Seal’s devotion is refreshingly old-fashioned – our generation needs a Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward-style union, so maybe they’re it. [Photo: Getty Images]
Josh Duhamel and Fergie were all “what stripper sex scandal?” this weekend, when the perfectly plastic couple renewed their wedding vows yesterday in Santa Barbara. Normally people wait a few years before uttering “I do” again, but Josh wasted no time, hustling his bride up the California coast in a private jet to the Bacara Resort & Spa, where a minister joined them on an ocean side cliff for Big Day #2. Fergie was apparently “crying and very emotional” during the 15-minute service.
The couple was married only a year ago, and just a few months in found themselves plagued with rumors that Josh stuck his Duhamel in a stripper while shooting a movie in Atlanta. Surprising a spouse with a second wedding seems like a weird way to celebrate 365 days of drama, but maybe Josh was in the market for a re-do. Mazel tov! [GettyImages]
This post would be about how skinny Carrie Underwood has gotten (too skinny, girl!), if we weren’t so damn distracted by her brand-new engagement ring. Even by Hollywood standards, the thing is huge (Check out a gallery of The Most Fabulous Celebrity Engagement Rings). Surely it’s a burden for her to lift her hand without that thing dragging her to the ground (not that we know from experience).
The rock comes courtesy of her new fiance, hockey player Mike Fisher, who is rumored to have paid a sweet six-figure sum for the twinkling monstrosity. Materialism aside, he seems like a good catch. He’s hunky and – according to one fan’s gushing blog post – a sexy, brooding, charitable, generous, shy prude. In short – every girl’s dream. [Photo: GettyImages]
Good news folks - Lindsay Lohan is still infatuated with Samantha Ronson. Well, that’s if you believe what she wrote – and then deleted – on Twitter early this morning. (Yep, we check out Twitter right after we turn off our alarm clock in the morning.) If you’re already a Lohan follower, you know that she and her sister were traveling back from St. Barths via a car they rented in North Carolina after their flights got delayed/canceled. Now it seems that she her hasty road trip may have stemmed out of her desire to see Ronson, who Lindsay apparently “caught” in some sort of situation then left her nonplussed. (Here’s a video of Sam last night in which she accuses someone she refers to as “she” of sending the paps after her, and claims to not follow Lindsay on Twitter. On how we love this drama.)
In Ronson’s defense, she’s always seemed to be the only levelheaded person in Lohan’s otherwise dysfunctional life, so we’re inclined to to think the DJ probably didn’t do anything wrong. Regardless, someone needs to tell Lindsay that if she wants people to respect her privacy, she should do the same. [Photo: Lindsay Lohan’s Twitter]
Last week, Radar Online reported that Katy Perry was proving her support of Team Edward by getting flirty with Robert Pattinson at an L.A. karaoke bar. The footage that Radar posted seems fairly non-incriminating and shows Pattinson smoking inside the bar (you can do that in L.A.?) and then a group of people walking to Katy’s car and getting in. Nothing hot and heavy, and not something Russell Brand or Kristen Stewart should be getting upset about, we think.
Katy, who has spent the past few days in London with Brand (pictured above), spoke out about the rumor, tweeting, “Read a bunch of yesterdays-news-BULLOCKS. Ppl should know by now that I don’t do vampires, but I do, DO @rustyrockets. Don’t get it TWISTED!” Noted. But unfortunately now we have that image in our head. We’d rather not imagine @rustyrockets during sexy time, thanks. [Photo: FilmMagic]
After Hulk Hogan divorced his wife Linda after 24 years of marriage in 2007, there was clearly a blonde-haired, boob-shaped hole in his heart. Luckily, he found an exact fit in his girlfriend of two years, Jennifer McDaniel. Actually, McDaniel could easily fit into a Brooke Hogan shaped hole too, as you can see. He sure has a type, that guy! Does he even know any brunettes now that Andre the Giant has gone to to that big wrestling ring in the sky?
The Hulkster, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was spotted by TMZ walking through LAX last week with McDaniel when he pointed to an enormous ring on McDaniel’s finger and said “Check that left hand out. That could be the new Mrs. Hogan.” A source has since confirmed the engagement. [Photo: GettyImages]
Russell Brand and Katy Perry first hooked up at the VMAs in September of this year, but for some reason it seems like they’ve been together a lot longer. Russell has already met Katy’s parents and the two are rarely apart, and now Brand is even talking about having babies with his girl-kissing girlfriend. The Brit was recently interviewed by GMTV in the UK and, if he’s not joking around, he actually sounds kinda adorable talking about Katy.
“It was a deep craving within me – I mistook it for lust,” he said of his reputation. “I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough – to get the right one. I’m ever so happy,” he says of his search to find the perfect mate.
Marriage doesn’t seem to be the next step on his agenda, but he is considering taking the relationship to another level. “I don’t know, get married, you say? That would be good, isn’t it? I want to have children – that would be good.” Can we look forward to a few little crazy-haired rugrats running around? And can we take bets on their potential baby names? Because we feel like they might try to be a little crazy. Er, we mean creative. [Photo: GettyImages]